Dealing With De-Icing

This article describes how Switzerland’s Zurich International Airport has handled disposing of its de-icing effluents for the past seven years. Until 2007, de-icing chemicals were discharged into a nearby river where they consumed a high level of oxygen. When the airport expanded, authorities chose an irrigation purification technique which involves collecting the effluent and holding it in storage reservoirs. From there, it is pumped into an irrigation system within green areas where it decomposes naturally via the micro-organisms in the soil. Pop-up sprinklers spread the effluent.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01095784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2008 4:02PM